Carderock

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National Historical Park minutes north of DC’s Beltway. The crag itself is only a short walk from ample parking. This accessibilty is reflected in it’s popularity. The routes themselves are often well worn. The crag offers a wide range of climbing grades for top roping, and the top offers amply natural anchor points. This YouTube […]

Wintergreen

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Compiled by Simon Carr, primarily from mountainproject.com and rockclimbing.com, with help from Craig Spaulding. Wintergreen is a set of outcrops on private land, inside the Wintergreen Resort. The Wintergreen Resort is an hour’s drive southwest of Charlottesville. It is reached by driving west on 64, then south on 151 to reach 664. Head west on […]

Crescent Rocks aka Raven Rocks [rock(tr,trad)]

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Directions to Trailhead From Washington, DC: take the Dulles Toll Road from the Beltway (495) to the terminus ($3.50) to Route 7 WEST towards Purcellville, past Round Hill. You’ll pass Williams GAP, then about 1.2 miles further UP route 7 you’ll come to the intersection of Blue Ridge Mountain Road and Raven Rocks Road ROUTE […]

Long Mountain [rock(tr,trad)]

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Long Mountain is a high ridge running along the East side of Trout Run Valley. There are tremendous views to the West looking over Big Schloss and the Shenandoah valley. Views to the East look out over the rolling ridges of West VA. Most of the climbing is trad climbing. Top ropes can be set […]

Summersville Lake [rock(tr,sport)]

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Twenty minutes north of the New River Gorge, Summersville Lake is both a worthy diversion and a solid trip in and of itself.  That is of course if you like to clip bolts.  All of the routes at Summersville are single pitch sport routes (5.7 to 5.14+).  There are routes for all with several moderates […]

The Narrows [ice(trad/tr)]

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“The Narrows are a band of cliffs approximately 300-400 feet high ( I always forget to bring the tape measure in the pack) The faces are bisected by narrow gullies. Several ice flows of up to 300+ feet form on the main cliff faces and in the gullies and on the gully headwalls. Climbs range […]

Safe Harbor [sport]

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After more than a decade of closure this area was partially re-opened to climbing in November 2011. Plenty of sunlight and dark colored, southwest-facing rock make the south crags a good cool weather destination. Areas The area is divided in two major sections: north and south. The larger south crags are open and have 88 […]